As in the ancient days of the Pharaoh, my mother's family was forced to flee from Egypt in 1952, a time when Jews were hated and feared there as Israel's statehood became a fact. The "promised land" to our family was Paris, France. There my mother, a beautifully exotic woman with green eyes, olive skin and long dark hair, met and married my father, a French Jew descended from Lithuania. I was born in 1966.
ISSUES is a publication giving a messianic Jewish perspective on a wide variety of subjects—from traditional Jewish occasions to the latest contemporary films. Plus delightful stories of "The Little Shtetl of Vaysechvoos," and more.
The main readership of ISSUES consists of Jewish people who are willing to give serious consideration to the question, Who is Jesus?
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I'm Jewish and I believe in Jesus. So I've often been asked: So ... why'd you switch teams?
You belonged to the Jewish people, you had a great thing going for you — why did you go over to the "other side"? The side of the Christians, the non-Jews, with their goyische lives, their goyische kups, and their history of persecuting our people?
Beatrice Bruteau, editor
(Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001) 191 pp.
In the preface to Jesus through Jewish Eyes, editor Beatrice Bruteau offers her motivations behind this compilation: "Let me say at the outset, so that there be no misunderstanding, encouraging conversion of Jews for any form of Christianity is not one of them."1
Many of us who believe in Jesus (especially those of us who are Jewish) hear from our non-believing friends and relatives that he is "only a crutch." Robert Rosett, a family physician in California, remembers the first time, as a child, that he asked his father about God:
"Is the environment a Jewish concern?" asks Rabbi Eric Lankin, chief of institutional advancement and education for the Jewish National Fund. "Under tikkun olam, we have an obligation and need to restore the broken world. We have an obligation to love all of God's creatures. When we endanger something, we have to correct our ways. The environment is a topic of Jewish concern. Jewish people have been living these values for thousands of years."
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